Gathering dozens of performers in a natural environment, moving together in choreographed formations, Reframed gives poetic voice to online shorthand and emojis.
In contrast to the isolation of reacting to information on a screen, the project aims to physically transform an escalating online discourse into a voiced expression of multiple perspectives.
As an examination of outrage and divisiveness, propelled and exacerbated by virtual algorithms, Reframed poses the question: “How do we engage?”
Produced in association with Vancouver New Music, Dance House and Vancouver Civic Theatres. Special Thanks to Bard on the Beach and BC Bike Fest.
Reframed was performed for a live audience on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in Vancouver, BC. This live performance adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the region in which it was recorded.
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Conceived and created by the Core Artists of Electric Company Theatre: Carmen Aguirre, Kim Collier, Kevin Kerr and Jonathon Young
Directors: Kim Collier and Carmen Aguirre
Choreographer: Justine A. Chambers
Composer: Joelysa Pankanea
Costumes: Carmen Alatorre
Director of Photography: Brian Johnson
Emerging Creative Associate: Jimmy JinPyo Hong
Stage Manager: Jan Hodgson
Technical Director: Mark Eugster
Producers: Clayton Baraniuk, Jennifer Swan
Editor: Aram Coen
Sound: Mark Barry, Dave Pullmer
Assistant Stage Manager: Yvonne Yip
Production Advisor: Adrian Muir
Featuring: Ivy Charles, Cameron Peal, Jimmy JinPyo Hong, Elizabeth Barrett, Mariam Ingrid Barry, Scott Bellis, Raes Calvert, Alen Dominguez, Carlen Escarraga, Tasha Faye Evans, Julien Galipeau, Hiro Kanagawa, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Jennifer Lines, Lucy McNulty, Adrian Neblett, Melissa Oei, Dawn Petten, Amy Rutherford, Munish Sharma, Amanda Sum, Jonathon Young, Raugi Yu